Washington, 27 Apr 2015. To permanently end poverty and hunger by 2030, the world needs a food system that can feed every person, every day, everywhere; that can raise real incomes of the poorest people; that can provide safe food and adequate nutrition; and that can better steward the world's natural resources. Urgently, we need a food system that is more resilient and that shifts from being a major contributor to climate change to being part of the solution. All these aspects are closely interlinked, calling for a more comprehensive approach to delivering a healthier and more prosperous future.

Online, 23 Apr 2015. The SDG development agenda process is entering into a new stage with the international community looking to agree on a suggested list of targets and indicators for the development goals. The negotiations will proceed in a matter that allows stakeholders to express their opinions, guide the process and frame the discussed indicators and targets. Especially the topic of food security and nutrition is gaining ever more attention from international actors. IIED, civil society organisations and UN Rome based agencies all released documents sharing opinions, knowledge and advocating for stronger focus on these issues.

Online, 23 Apr 2015. Agriculture is considered as a prime candidate for nutrition sensitive programming. Last year’s published IFAD publication, Improving nutrition through agriculture , pointed out that agriculture’s essential role is to ensure an accessible supply of diverse, nutritious foods at all times, either from the market or from farmers’ own production. Consequently many development partner agencies and organisations have embarked on programming initiatives that aim to make agriculture more nutrition sensitive. However the question remains of what constitutes nutrition-sensitive agriculture in terms of specific projects and actions.

Washington, 26 Mar 2015. Since the endorsement last year of the FAO Voluntary Guidelines, donors gave important steps to operationalize these sets of principles to improve land governance in partner countries. They have developed, for example, different guides to support the private sector and their own agencies in complying with the VGGT. Despite this, the private sector claims that the picture remains ideal.

Online, 17 Apr 2015. Interactive maps provide information to help decision makers gauge the impact of policy changes, enabling them to compare different types of indicators, based on their interest, research, policy or programmatic focus and provide stakeholders with the opportunity to share knowledge and best practices.

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